Oliver Coates
Towards the blessed islands

18,00

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about the record

Towards the blessed islands (the title taken from a poem by Norman MacCaig) is Coates' debut album and devotes itself to rich sounds and clear harmonies which develop slowly over time. The cello is tuned or strung differently, or thrown into an unusual playing method on every track. "Think Sonic Youth and their guitars," says Coates.


Coates didn't use a conventional studio set up to record the album, opting instead to use churches, tombs, disused oil rigs and taking field recordings in railway stations at night. Features covers of Squarepusher classic Tommib Help Buss as well as a beautiful restyling of Roy Harper's Another Day.

  1. 1 - The room is the resonator 12:24
  2. 2 - Cello & Autoharps 6:34
  3. 3 - Cello & Whirlies 5:38
  4. 4 - Tommib Help Buss 2:07
  5. 5 - Kottos 9:55
  6. 6 - Raimondas Rumsas 5:42
  7. 7 - The clouds flew round with the clouds 5:38
  8. 8 - Another Day 2:58

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Oliver Coates
Towards the blessed islands

18,00

only 2 left

  1. 1 - The room is the resonator 12:24
  2. 2 - Cello & Autoharps 6:34
  3. 3 - Cello & Whirlies 5:38
  4. 4 - Tommib Help Buss 2:07
  5. 5 - Kottos 9:55
  6. 6 - Raimondas Rumsas 5:42
  7. 7 - The clouds flew round with the clouds 5:38
  8. 8 - Another Day 2:58

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about the record

Towards the blessed islands (the title taken from a poem by Norman MacCaig) is Coates' debut album and devotes itself to rich sounds and clear harmonies which develop slowly over time. The cello is tuned or strung differently, or thrown into an unusual playing method on every track. "Think Sonic Youth and their guitars," says Coates.


Coates didn't use a conventional studio set up to record the album, opting instead to use churches, tombs, disused oil rigs and taking field recordings in railway stations at night. Features covers of Squarepusher classic Tommib Help Buss as well as a beautiful restyling of Roy Harper's Another Day.

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